Artwork for Alison O'Doherty
Fine art limited edition giclee print of a pale Rose taken summer 2020
Fine art limited edition giclee print of a Rose taken summer 2020
Fine art limited edition giclee print of Pink Reel Rose taken summer 2020
Metal etching on brass from an original photograph of a lavender stem taken in June 2020
Metal etching on copper from an original photograph taken in June 2018 of an allium seed head.
Metal Etching on Brass from an original photograph of lavender and allium taken in June 2018
Metal etching on copper, taken from original photograph of bracken in the Buckholt woods January 2020
I grew up by the sea and loved its ability to change constantly, nature is the same evolving through the seasons. This ability to change is what attracts me, and I like to explore that in my work.
My photographs are the starting point, I manipulate and adapt the image and etch onto small pieces of metal. They are intended to be initially intriguing, to be unclear, but then revealing, so creating that feeling of understanding and belonging as you recognise the image.
I also like to explore the unexpected views in nature, fungus and bracken have both been the subject of my print making, creating different patterns on fabric.
As an artist I think what I am trying to do with my work is to take a different view from that of the typical observer, to not conform to what is expected, but at the same time creating something striking and unique.
Spending time exploring and playing, and not doing the dishes or cleaning the floors.
Photographer, Metal Etcher, Printer. Taking images from nature and shifting them to make people curious. My work is detailed and simple.
Foundation diploma in Art and Design from Hereford College of Arts August 2020.